75 State Street

Boston, MA

Market: Office

Client

Brookfield Office Properties

Completion

1992
The use of gold leaf in Boston dates back nearly 300 years.  This material, however, was untried and unproven on a large scale for modern buildings in Boston until the construction of 75 State Street in the late 1980s.  The design featured approximately 5,000 sq ft of gold leaf on thin granite veneer wall panels and depended on a durable installation of gold leaf.  SGH evaluated the technology and its applicability to the granite for this thirty-one story building.